Fox Johnston of Sydney creates plenty of contemporary spaces and homes– but this built piece of architecture was an integration of sorts. An old electric substation that was built in 1916 just so happened to also be the site for a new home.
While the interior of this old building was stripped down, the exterior walls proved to be in good standing and now serve as a barrier to shield its inhabitants from the street noise. An interior courtyard serves its purpose beyond those old walls, and the contemporary space beyond is a beautiful difference between two worlds. There was former trenching on the first level which is now purposed for wine storage, kitchen and laundry spaces– while the private and remainder of spaces are all located just upstairs.